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Mae Murray  The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips (Screen Classics)

"Sunset Boulevard" 1950: "The character of Norma Desmond mirrors aspects of the twilight years of several real-life faded silent film stars, such as the reclusive existence of Mary Pickford and the mental disorders of Mae Murray and Clara Bow. It is usually regarded as a fictional composite inspired by several different people, not just a thinly disguised portrait of one in particular.

"Sunset Boulevard" "The character of Norma Desmond mirrors aspects of the twilight years of several real-life faded silent film stars, such as the.

Glenn Close, Anita Page

Glenn Close, made up as the fictitious former silent film star Norma Desmond, and Anita Page, made up as a real former silent film star (or at least real former silent film leading lady) – backstage at a performance of the musical Sunset Boulevard

"All right, Mr. DeMille. I'm ready for my closeup."  Sunset Boulevard - Gloria Swanson.

Close-ups of women through the ages of film

'Ready for my close-up' . Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, 1950

Mae Murray.  Miss Itsy Poo of '22, and some (most) say the real life inspiration behind Norma Desmond.    "Where are the cameras? Where are my flowers? I must be photographed with flowers! Get them before I’m surrounded by cameramen!"

Mae Murray (May 1889 – March was an American actress, dancer, film producer, and screenwriter. Murray rose to fame during the silent film era and was known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen.

Mae Murray made millions playing the vamp opposite such silent film noblemen as John Gilbert and Rudolph   Valentino.    The talkies ended her career, but she always considered herself a star. After one of many attempted   comebacks, she philosophized: "You don't have to keep making movies to remain a star. Once you become a   star, you are always a star."

Movie Still Photographs, Biography and Filmography of Silent Film Star Mae Murray

1931:  http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Swanson,%20Gloria/Annex/Annex%20-%20Swanson,%20Gloria%20(Tonight%20or%20Never)_01.jpg

I saw a very stylish film last Sunday made in 1931 and starring Gloria Swanson - TONIGHT OR NEVER. Although it was the usual feel good movi.

BARBARA BEDFORD Cont'd-He cast her alongside Gilbert in Deep Waters. Tourneur also cast her in The Last of the Mohicans, where she was the love interest for Alan Roscoe, whom she later married in real life. In 1925 she appeared opposite Hart in his final film, Tumbleweeds. She starred in the 1926 silent film Old Loves and New and in Mockery with Lon Chaney the following year.

"Get away from me dears, I don't need you and you don't need me" -Norma Talmadge (inspired Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard)

Buster Keaton's cameo appearance in SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)  One of the greatest stars of the silent era, he appears in Sunset Boulevard as one of Norma Desmond’s (Gloria Swanson) bridge-playing acquaintances. He sits with typically deadpan demeanor alongside fellow silent movie notables, Anna Q. Nilsson & H. B. Warner, a crestfallen presence in the middle of Billy Wilder’s great Hollywood tragedy. His cameo reflects the uncanny pathos of real-life when talkies ended Keaton's brilliant…

Movie CLIP - The "Waxworks" Play Bridge HD Love the beautiful Buster Keaton!